WATERPROOF LABELS AND STICKERS
Everything else being equal, we always recommend you go for a waterproof sticker, after all, it’s very rarely a disadvantage in any application. A situation where waterproofing might not be a property that a label requires doesn’t immediately spring to mind. So, isn’t it worth catering for all eventualities?
Waterproof labels and stickers are excellent if you need something that can stand up to the elements or be wiped clean. For instance, you may need a price label to be applied to a book cover which won't leave any visible residue once removed; a waterproof label with low tack removable adhesive would be perfect for this job. With any shape and size possible, we are sure to have what you need.
ADHESIVES AND FINISHES
Your waterproof label will be printed on either a white, clear, metallic or fluorescent vinyl in a crisp glossy finish, classy matt finish or a satin finish depending on material choice. We offer several adhesives to suit the intended use of your sticky label. Our most popular adhesive is permanent but you may require an extra permanent adhesive if being applied to a low energy surface. All of our labels are printed high-quality with eco-solvent inks which offer a level of scratch and UV resistance.
Protect your marketing messages from any negative effects that may befall your labels from moisture or other forms of water contamination. Our vinyl labels are as competitively priced as our paper ones, so it’s worth consideration.
Our waterproof vinyl sticky labels are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications, ideal if they're to be used in a humid, damp environment. Our vinyl range is very durable and can withstand a drenching. Great for branding products, promotions & marketing. In fact, it’s hard to envisage an application that the waterproof version of your custom made stickers wouldn’t be preferable.
What are Waterproof Stickers?
Waterproof stickers are impervious to water (ie. remains unaffected by it), this includes the material they are made from, the adhesive that keeps them in place and the inks that are used for printing any designs. If the sticker is vulnerable to water in any of these 3 fundamental areas, it can not be considered waterproof.
Are stickers waterproof?
Stickers and labels can only be considered waterproof if they stay in their original form when they are exposed to water for a prolonged amount of time. This depends on the material, the adhesive and the ink, vinyl and laminates generally perform best along with extra permanent adhesive.
Are vinyl stickers waterproof?
If you use vinyl stickers, the material itself is waterproof. However it is wise to ensure that the inks and adhesives that are used are also unaffected be immersion in water otherwise the design could smudge or the label might peel off.
Can stickers get wet?
Most stickers will tolerate a small amount of water splashed on them but to ensure your sticker or label don't get ruined by a larger amount of water, there are various steps you can take. Any sticker made from vinyl will repel water, the addition of lamination and extra permanent adhesive will keep it pristine under most conditions too.
Can vinyl stickers get wet?
Generally, vinyl stickers can get wet and remain unaffected, for extra protection choose a laminated vinyl. Also ensure the adhesive is permanent or extra-permanent so your sticker can take a drenching and stay put and still with the printed artwork uneffected.
What makes stickers waterproof?
Waterproofing is the act of making something totally resistant to the action of water and moisture. This can be achieved in several ways; vinyl and laminated vinyl materials repel water, specialist inks retain the design and a strong adhesive keeps the sticker in place.
How do you keep your stickers from peeling?
How strong the bond between the sticker and what it is stuck to depends on the adhesive and the surface it's been stuck to, the stronger the adhesive, the less likely peeling will occur. Also, if the material is resistant to damage from water or mechanical action it is less likely to peel, so vinyl or laminate are the preferred options. If you intend to stick your stickers to a low energy surface ensure to use a high-tack, extra permanent adhesive.
What is the best adhesive for a waterproof sticker?
There are several types of adhesive that are used on stickers or labels, the most useful for waterproof stickers are permanent or if you want to be on the safe side, extra-permanent (also called Hi-tack) is available. Vinyl labels with removable adhesive also have a degree of resistance to water but are obviously only suited to specialist applications.
What kind of stickers are waterproof?
Almost all stickers have a degree of resistance to the effects of a small amount of water splashed on them but to ensure your sticker or label don't get ruined by a larger amount of water, there are various steps you can take. Any sticker made from vinyl will repel water, the addition of lamination and extra permanent adhesive will keep it pristine under most conditions too.
How do you make stickers stay?
Making stickers stay stuck depends on the environment they are kept in and the nature of the object they are stuck to. Smooth shiny surfaces that need to be kept outside or that get wet in use may need a laminated vinyl material with extra permanent adhesive, whereas something a little less taxing would only require paper labels with permanent adhesive. Just avoid removable stickers as the adhesive is low-tack and has limited uses.